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TV on mobile phones for masses

About 125 million consumers will be watching television on their mobile phone in five years from now, a new survey found.

By: REUTERS
| Updated on: Sep 29 2005, 19:13 IST

About 125 million consumers will be watching television on their mobile phone in five years from now, a new survey found.

Mobile television is not yet commercially available, but trials are carried out around the world, and consumers are expected to be able to pick up the first TV phones by the end of the year. Handset makers will sell 1,30,000 TV phones this year, rising to 83.5 million by 2010, research group Informa said.

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Mobile TV signals will be handled by special chips on a mobile phone that sit alongside the chips that process the mobile phone's calls, music and streaming video clips.

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The difference between TV and streaming video services will be that the TV signals are broadcast to all users at the same time, while streaming video will be delivered on demand by mobile operators.

Mobile TV images are also expected to be of higher quality than mobile video streams.

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